Professional Development and Other Opportunities for Students and Educators

As part of the World Affairs Council's commitment to education, we partner with local organizations to provide students and educators access to a number of educational programs and professional development opportunities.

Professional Development Opportunity
Teaching about Contested International Issues: The Choices Approach
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA

During this interactive workshop, you will:

EXPLORE two Choices curriculum units (provided) and discuss ways to implement Choices into history, geography or current issues courses;

EXPERIENCE the Choices options role-play activity, which builds students' ability to discuss contested issues from multiple perspectives;

TOUR the Penn Museum’s newly renovated Middle East Galleries and hear a thought-provoking talk about an Iraqi man’s global journeys; and

NETWORK with colleagues in social studies education from across the area.

Cost: $145 per person. Workshop includes two curriculum units, lunch, Act 48 credit, and all workshop materials. $100 scholarships are available to PA teachers, thanks to Penn South Asia Center, on a first come, first served basis.  Please email Mimi Stephens to request a scholarship. 

Parking will be covered by our sponsors. Details will be sent to you in the confirmation email. 

Who Should Attend: The workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies and humanities teachers.

Professional Development Opportunity

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